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Howard Davies

Chairman of RBS and former director of LSE, Howard Davies is a powerful force in politics and economics. Teaching courses on the regulation of financial markets and central banking, Howard can safely be classified as an expert in economic fluctuations. Having written many influential books on current affairs, Howard is a consummate choice for a keynote speech on Brexit, and the current political and economic climate. 

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Howard Davies Biography

Keynote speaker Howard Davies was Chairman of the Phoenix Group and the Government’s Airports Commission. He is a professor at the French School of Political Science in Paris, and was a main board member of Morgan Stanley and Prudential. He was Director of the London School of Economics from 2003 to 2011, and in 2015 he was appointed Chairman of RBS.

Howard was the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 1995-1997, after serving three years as Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. From 1987 to 1992 he was Controller of the Audit Commission. From 1982 to 1987 he worked for McKinsey & Company in London and during 1985-1986 was seconded to the Treasury as Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He had previously worked at the Treasury and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including two years as Private Secretary to the British Ambassador...

Keynote speaker Howard Davies was Chairman of the Phoenix Group and the Government’s Airports Commission. He is a professor at the French School of Political Science in Paris, and was a main board member of Morgan Stanley and Prudential. He was Director of the London School of Economics from 2003 to 2011, and in 2015 he was appointed Chairman of RBS.

Howard was the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 1995-1997, after serving three years as Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. From 1987 to 1992 he was Controller of the Audit Commission. From 1982 to 1987 he worked for McKinsey & Company in London and during 1985-1986 was seconded to the Treasury as Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He had previously worked at the Treasury and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including two years as Private Secretary to the British Ambassador in Paris.

Educated at Manchester Grammar School and Merton College, Oxford, Howard gained an MA in history and modern languages. In 1979 he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship and in 1980 took an MSc in management sciences at Stanford Graduate School of Business, California.

Since 2002 he has been a Trustee of the Tate. He is a member of the board of the National Theatre, and was a trustee of the Tate from 2002-1020. In 2004 he was elected to an Honorary Fellowship at Merton College. He chaired the Man Booker Prize in 2007.

Howard has written four books, the first of which "The Chancellors' Tales" was published in November 2006. His second book "Global Financial Regulation: The Essential Guide" co-authored with David Green was published in March 2008. The Financial Crisis: Who is to Blame, and Banking on the Future followed in 2010.

Howard Davies had written extensively on the implications of the UK leaving the European Union, after the confirmation of Brexit, he is therefore well placed to assist businesses, especially banks, to understand the impact that leaving the EU will have on their business. 

In 2015 he was appointed Chairman of RBS.

Howard is married with two sons and lives in London. He supports Manchester City, and regularly plays cricket.

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